Context I am enrolled in a Natural Language Processing course this quarter. I’m enjoying it a lot and decided to share some of the coursework here. This represents an analytic comparison between the screenplay of ‘Carnival Row’ and the novel Frankenstein. If you’re interested in literature, language, or python, I hope you find this informative.… Read More


I am a linux guy. Since Windows Vista, I’ve found that I prefer the simplicity and predictability of open source software to the arbitrary (and silly) business decisions that Microsoft keeps foisting on its users. However, I also run Windows in order to use Excel and for games. I have come to peace with it–mostly.… Read More


I built a one handed keyboard last year and it got me hooked. This week I finished my third keyboard build: I’ve been using may handmade split planck for a while now, and I love it. It is fast and efficient and a joy to use. However, it is not awesome for games. The lack… Read More


My most recent project is a bit more difficult to show. Instead of using steel tools to make wood a different shape, this one is all in bits and bytes. I wanted a simpler way to share links to this blog, so I bought another domain (I know, this hobby is getting expensive). After much… Read More


Do you remember this xkcd password comic? Well I love it. This is such a good idea that I wrote a script to do this. Disclaimer: I am no security expert; I am just a nerd. Do your own research and make your own decisions. This info is provided for entertainment only. If you choose… Read More


I finally finished setting up my shop last night and posted the wallets I have been making recently. Let me talk about my goals with selling things here: I want to fund future projects. I spend a lot of my discretionary money on tools and supplies so that I can realize a vision. That gets… Read More


I like the potential of electrical conduit for construction. I’ve seen people sell expensive connectors that turn these into a construction set, but why do that when I have a 3d printer? I modeled some tabletop connectors in OpenSCAD and then some tenons that go in the end of a piece of conduit and then… Read More


I couldn’t find my phone this morning. I looked on the table, the desk, various pockets, the kitchen counter. It was not any of the normal places. I continued on with my morning priorities–that means coffee, no more, no less–but I was troubled. Where was my phone? Finally I looked out of the window and… Read More